Thursday 29 March 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 194 - Easter Eggstravaganza

This is my entry to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week which is "Easter Eggstravaganza".  I usually only make Easter cards for my nephew and niece and because their cards have already been made and posted I decided to make something a bit different with an Easter theme.  My inspiration came from a posting on Lisa's blog Wishcraft where she'd made a Mother's Day book card and had supplied the link to where she had found a tutorial to make it.  The picture above is the front of the book card and here is the back. 

The main image on the front of the card is from the Penny Black stamp "bunny bouquet" and is coloured with Promarkers.  The pink ribbon and pale pink card is from Stampin' up's Pretty in Pink collection and the dark pink card is from the Papeterie.  The printed backing paper came from a DCWV Spring Stack of 12" x 12" papers.  To cut the mats for layering I used dies from both the regular Nestabilities and Grand Calibur Labels Four sets.  Quickutz dies were used to cut the bunnies and the corners.

This is what the book card looks like on the inside. The verse is one I found using the internet and then tweeked it to this final version.  Martha Stewart's lace border punch was used to make the border strips for the frame and also the band on the front of the card.  There is another little bunny hiding underneath the bag of chocolate eggs.  A Woodware small daisy punch was used to make the flowers and a few pearls and some crystal dot peel offs were added to finish it all off.

I really enjoyed trying this project and can see how easily it could be adapted for any theme or celebration.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges

Thanks for reading
Liz xx


  1. Hi Liz, thanks for visiting my blog so I could come and have a nosey :o)

    I love your book card, it's SO cute and pretty! They're fun to make aren't they? Might have to make another one soon! Hugs, Lisa x

  2. gorgeous acrd liz.the image is so sweet and stunning colours and design :D

    xx coops xx

  3. Gorgeous book card!

    thank you for joining in the fun with us at Ruby's Rainbow for our "Easter " challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon

    Hugs Shaz x

  4. Love your adorable and cute card Liz.

  5. this is such a fantastic creation!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  6. Fantastic creation hun! Thanks for playing over at PBSC! xxx

  7. WOW! This is fabulous. . .inside and out. So elegant and creative. Beautifully colored.
    Thanks for joining the Sassy Design Team in the Easter Parade challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's!

  8. Hi Liz. This is gorgeous and a fantastic design too. Lots of fabulous detail and such delicate colour too.
    Thank you for joining in at Lexi's Creations and good luck.
    Love Sandra xx (GDT)

  9. adorable card, such a sweet image!

    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

  10. adorable book card liz...thanks for joining in the easter eggstravaganza fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  11. Fabulous card and a Beautiful image . Thank you for sharing it with us at anything goes challenge.
    Emma xx

  12. wow fab creation thank you for joining us at cutie pie this time xx lindyloo xx

  13. Gorgeous project. Love the little gift inside. Thanks for playing along and showing us what Easter means to you.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Guest Designer @ 4CCC

  14. This is so lovely! your coloring and design are wonderful! love the spring colors!
    So glad you joined us for the Sassy Cheryl Easter Challenge this week!

  15. Ooooh lovely Easter project.... love your image and colouring and mmmmmm those lovely choccies inside!

    Thanks for joining in the Easter Challenge at Anything Goes - hope to see you again soon!

    Christine x

  16. Oh I love this..a gorgeous image and fabulous colouring.Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty

  17. Oh I love this..a gorgeous image and fabulous colouring.Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty

  18. Oh so pretty! I do love the Penny Black animal images, they are so cute! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges!

    love Mags B x

  19. Beautiful Easter card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

  20. A really pretty easter card! Thank you for joining in at Cutie Pie Woo & H xx

  21. Hi

    Wow, fabulous book card, very sweet!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  22. This is Too Cute Liz!! Thanks for joining us this week at Penny's!! Good Luck!


  23. Fantastic card project Liz. Saw this on MIM. Loz

  24. This is absolutely adorable and loving the 3D look. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  25. Absolutely ADORABLE! Love the corners and precious! Hoppy Easter!
    Thank you so much for linking up with MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM...the more comments left, the greater your chance of winning the second prize! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  26. Adorable. I love the rabbits. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Annette xx

  27. Hi Liz. Anyone would be thrilled to receive this gorgeous book card! Such pretty colors...and your bunny is beautifully colored!! And...yummy candy too! hehe! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's fun challenge at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  28. Wow, wow, WOW! This is an awesome creation! Love it!!!
    I am so glad you joined us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

  29. Very pretty, thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Paper Play
    Hugs Julie P

  30. what a great idea, and sooooo cute!! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges, good luck and hope to see you next time.

  31. Super card - I love that super cute image and you have coloured it beautifully x
    Thanks for playing along with us at my mums craft shop this week & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  32. Great book card, the Choccies are a great touch,
    Thanks for joining us at MMCS
    Becky x

  33. Very cute card, sweet image!

    Thank you for taking part in Ruby's Rainbow's Easter challenge xx

  34. Gimme those choccies!!! Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look. I’m enjoying looking at all the amazing inspiration.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

  35. pretty card, love the colour, saw your creation on MIM x carol

  36. Gorgeous card - love the colours.....and it gets even better when you open it - Wow! ;)

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

    Carol x